Visio.M, BMW, Infineon & Panasonic, XG Sciences.
Open to vision: The Visio.M that has been developed by researches of TU Munich features a two-tier IT system that reduces the complexity of the EVs information architecture. Now the ‘Automotive Service Bus’ has been put under an open-source license. Developers are invited to use it for their own research.
BMW i3 REx gets software update: When Consumer Reports tested the BMW i3 REx, it found a sudden loss of power (we reported). BMW promised to fix the problem and is now offering a software update addressing this very same issue.
German-Japanese cooperation: German Infineon and Japanese Panasonic have agreed to jointly develop gallium nitride devices. They will be based on Panasonic’s GaN on silicon transistor structure while being integrated into Infineon’s surface-mounted device (SMD) packages.
Quadrupled capacity? XG Sciences says its new silicon graphene anode materials for lithium-ion batteries show full battery cell cycle stability through more than 400 charge/discharge cycles with a charge storage capacity of 600 mAh/g, up to 4 times more than today’s typical anodes.
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